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  1. swengl

    Cybertruck Appearance @ Annual Shareholder Meeting in Texas

    Would it make any sense for them to put the Semi charger just inside one of the bays of the Gigafactory? It's not like they have to worry about exhaust emissions inside. They could unload and charge at the same time.
  2. swengl

    Cybertruck Appearance @ Annual Shareholder Meeting in Texas

    Until I see installed and working 9,000 ton Giga Presses dedicated to pumping out CT specific underbody frames, I'm tempering my excitement. When that happens, I think we can safely start the countdown to deliveries. The "final" design with Tesla is never final (and that is a very good thing)...
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    Tesla can now price the Cybertruck (after tax credit bill deal)

    The Inflation Reduction Act hasn't been passed yet, correct? Until that happens, this is all academic because there may yet be more changes made.
  4. swengl

    Closed tonneau rack system

    I agree in theory, but that theory applies historically to ICE trucks and hasn't been fully proven in a situation where there is a much lower CG (as in the case of the CT with adjustable air suspension). Does that difference warrant revisiting exactly how much you can stack on a rack? I'm...
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    Closed tonneau rack system

    With (hopefully) built-in solar charging, even the long hot showers will be easily attainable anywhere you go.
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    Closed tonneau rack system

    I figured they wouldn't leave us hanging. I seriously can't wait for this thing to hit the road. With all of the outdoor activities I want to use the CT for, I'll probably be living out of it most weekends.
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    Closed tonneau rack system

    I'd love to see Tesla provide mount points where you could have the tonneau cover closed and still mount a rack on the back. I like to go kayaking and it would be nice to be able to transport the 'yaks on the rack and all of the accessories in the (secure) vault when I go long distances.
  8. swengl

    Cybertruck Range Prediction + Cell Calculation + More [Sources]

    I hope so, honestly. My reservation is towards the front of the line and I'd rather Tesla get through the production hiccups and design speed bumps with the CT before I get mine. Hell, I've waited this long, what's another 6-8 months ;)
  9. swengl

    Cybertruck Range Prediction + Cell Calculation + More [Sources]

    It all depends on the state of 4680 production at the point where the CT is being made. Right now, I agree: it doesn't appear that Tesla can sustain the production rate needed for the Ys, and CTs but they aren't sitting on their hands by any stretch of the imagination. Kato Rd is still...
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    Cybertruck Range Prediction + Cell Calculation + More [Sources]

    Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to the structural battery packs: based on what we've seen with the Model Y, the CT will probably be a similar overall design where the seats are bolted directly to the pack and then raised up into the exoskeleton and secured into place. This may...
  11. swengl

    Cybertruck aerodynamics drag coefficient = 0.39 Cd in new simulation

    I would say: Do it again with the BAW and the mirrors and then put the two side by side so we can see the Cd impact that the "add-ons" have (and why no one should want them).
  12. swengl

    Auto Poppin’ Doors (Model X Preview)

    Did you mean ChEValry? ;) A modern twist on a classic theme....
  13. swengl

    Songs for the Cybertruck?

    Ramble On -Led Zeppelin or Atomic Punk -Van Halen
  14. swengl

    Cybertruck 900V architecture confirmed?

    The higher voltage will also mean the powertrain can generate more torque. In a towing or off-roading scenario, this would be a welcome addition. Tesla has also stated that the 900 volt configuration only really makes sense for larger vehicles (Semi and CT) and that it is not cost effective...
  15. swengl

    Solar range extender prototype

    As much as the CT will sit in my driveway (out in the open), 30+ miles of charge / day would keep me from having to plug in at all unless I were taking a long trip. I really want to see a solar charging option, even if it were just the tonneau and it added 15+ miles / day average. If Tesla...
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    Solar range extender prototype

    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-solar-powered-range-extender-trailer-starlink-prototype-photo/ Something like this for the CT, perhaps or just a tonneau with solar panels built in? If they can reduce the weight and make it durable and easy to deploy, I'd love to see this as an option.
  17. swengl

    Elon Says Final Cybertruck Design is Now Locked! Updated Production Timeline = Mid-2023

    Due to high demand, Tesla's "fleet" sale price is the same price you and I would pay. Hertz did not receive any discount for buying in large quantities. Can any other vehicle manufacturer say that (or do any better)?
  18. swengl

    Elon Says Final Cybertruck Design is Now Locked! Updated Production Timeline = Mid-2023

    For me, I'm going for the model with the longest range. I don't care about getting to 60 mph under 2 seconds, honestly. I'm hoping for at least 500 miles (to be able to have decent range when towing).
  19. swengl

    Elon Says Final Cybertruck Design is Now Locked! Updated Production Timeline = Mid-2023

    This is one modern alternative to marketing, using Twitter/YouTube to get the word out. It also helps placate the ego a bit ;). I do enjoy listening to Elon, especially when he gets really excited about something: it usually translates into a disruption of some kind.
  20. swengl

    Elon Says Final Cybertruck Design is Now Locked! Updated Production Timeline = Mid-2023

    I really hope we can get a clear view of the "final" design soon (nothing, design-wise is ever final with Tesla, which is a good thing IMHO).
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